Intellectual Property

OFX are aware that the intellectual property held by a private or corporate client needs to be protected given it is an essential and often key asset of a business. In this regard we aim to protect this asset by advising on the following:

  • Contentious and non-contentious I.P. disputes/issues;
  • Protection strategies including wording with the clients patent/trademark agents;
  • Research and development contracts;
  • Copyright, trademark and patent protection, unregistered designs, passing off;
  • Assignment of I.P.;
  • Licensing and royalty agreements;
  • Franchising and non-disclosure of confidential information/know-how.


We advise third level institutions as well as public and private bodies in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, financial services and energy.